Parliamentary elections in Ukraine will be held in a proper manner, speaker of the parlaiment Volodymyr Lytvyn said at the meeting with D. Kramer, Executive Director of Freedom House (United States) on Tuesday, ForUm learned from the parliamentary press office.

Lytvyn claimed that the authorities "would not want to damage their image", so they would not interfere into the election process. The speaker also stressed that all political parties have control over elections. The speaker noted that "an unprecedented number of observers" will take part in the elections.

According to Lytvyn, the results of elections cannot be forged, as the respective documents shall be kept forever.  "I don't think that members of election commissions will agree to violate the law knowing the documents may be inspected at any time," he said.

The speaker expressed an opinion that the opposition will learn the lessons of the past election campaigns and will manage to stand as one force in the forthcoming parliamentary elections and that there will not be a dominating political force in the parliament of the next convocation, so "the dialogue will be renewed."
During the conversion Lytvyn strongly opposed to amending the law on elections, as this act was adopted in the result of a compromise.  

Lytvyn also welcomed the interest of such influential non-governmental organizations as the Freedom House to Ukraine. He stressed that Ukrainian parliament appreciates the unbiased opinion of the Freedom House on the development of events in Ukraine.


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